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Directory of State Clean Energy Programs and Policies for Low- and Moderate-Income Residents

Directory of State Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy Programs

March 11, 2021

This directory lists and describes state clean energy programs for low- and moderate-income residents and communities.

Community Outreach and Solar Equity: A Guide for States on Collaborating with Community-Based Organizations

February 17, 2021

This guide is a collection of best practices, ideas, and principles that provide states a foundation for building equitable relationships with community-based organizations and for working with them on solar development.

Overcoming Barriers to Solar+Storage in Affordable Housing: A Survey of Multifamily Affordable Housing Developers

January 13, 2021

As part of CESA’s Scaling Up Solar for Under-Resourced Communities project, Clean Energy Group conducted a survey of affordable housing owners and developers, technical services providers, and other stakeholders to assess existing market barriers. A new report summarizes the results of this survey and suggests actions to bring the benefits of solar+storage to the people who need it most.

Building a State Solar Program for Low- and Moderate-Income Homeowners: Replicating Connecticut’s Success

February 6, 2020

This paper aims to inform states across the country about Connecticut’s solar program to help low- and moderate-income homeowners benefit from solar photovoltaics.

Financing Resilient Power Fact Sheet

January 9, 2020

Financing Resilient Power is a new, groundbreaking philanthropic effort—a $3.3 million initiative of The Kresge Foundation to accelerate the market development of solar+storage technologies in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

Solar with Justice - English version cover

Solar with Justice: Strategies for Powering Up Under-Resourced Communities and Growing an Inclusive Solar Market

December 10, 2019

This report aims to accelerate the implementation of solar in under-resourced communities in ways that provide meaningful, long-lasting benefits to those communities.

Solar with Justice - Spanish version cover

Energía Solar con Equidad Social – Resumen Ejecutivo

December 10, 2019

El objetivo del informe “Energía Solar con Equidad Social” es acelerar la implementación de energía solar en comunidades de escasos recursos en formas que proporcionen beneficios significativos y duraderos para estas comunidades.

Design and Implementation of Community Solar Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income Customers

Design and Implementation of Community Solar Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income Customers

December 19, 2018

This report reviews existing and emerging LMI community solar programs, discusses key questions related to program design, outlines how states can leverage incentives and finance structures to lower the cost of LMI community solar, and examines marketing and outreach considerations.

State Solar Contract Disclosure Requirements

State Solar Contract Disclosure Requirements

August 2, 2018

A rapidly growing residential solar market has created challenges for solar consumers. With so many households adopting solar and more PV systems installed, there is potential for solar consumer protection issues to emerge.

Consumer Protection for Community Solar: A Guide for States

June 8, 2017

This guide discusses consumer protection issues that may arise in community solar projects for residential consumers, and the role states can play in ensuring appropriate consumer protections.